France Wednesday

Day 3 in France was very busy with students visiting the lovely market in Le Marche de St. Hilaire, before spending the afternoon at les Musee du Cidre or taking part in adventure activities at the Chateau.  On Thursday, the entire group will spend the morning in Saint Malo, walking the ramparts and shopping, before having lunch on the beech followed by a visit to Huitre Ferme a Cancale to learn about Oysters and taste some! > view full article

France Tuesday

Day 2 in Mayenne, France saw a full day of activities. In the morning half the group took part in fencing, swimming, rock-climbing, archery and running a zip-wire whilst the other half visited the Cider museum. In the afternoon the whole group looked around the wonderful Chateau de Fougeres before returning to an evening meal and scrap heap challenge.  > view full article

France Monday

We set off at 4.15 a.m. from Sandringham and, after a long journey, arrived at Chateau Beaumont by 5.40 p.m. (French time).  The staff gave everyone a really warm welcome and a tour of the Chateau and facilities before our evening meal. Once everyone had sorted out their rooms, a treasure hunt around the grounds of the Chateau finished off the day before bedtime.  > view full article

Year 11 Celebration Assembly

Year 11 had a special two-hour assembly to celebrate their first five years at Sandringham School. Various prizes were awarded together with speeches from all form tutors and Mr. Coy, Performance Director. Mr. Coy has supported these students from their first day at the school and received a standing ovation from the students. We wish them all the best in their forthcoming examinations and next stage in their careers. > view full article

Young Enterprise Winners

Our Young Enterprise team took part in the Company of the Year final for the St. Albans and Harpenden Area, held at the Vineyard Church. This event was sponsored by PWC and Debenhams Ottaway. A total of eight teams qualified for the final, having moved through from the preliminary rounds earlier in the year.  > view full article

Congratulations to the award winning Biology Olympians!!

Ellie Webb (Yr 13) and Robert Ostacchini (Yr 13) en-tered the British Biology Olympiad along with over 5000 other students from across the country. The com-petition is organised and run by the Society of Biology, and almost 500 schools took part. The students were required to demonstrate their knowledge of the Biology A level syllabus and beyond. > view full article

Students and teachers from the Jean Monnet Collège visit

23 students and two teachers from the Jean Monnet Collège  in Annecy, France spent 6 days experiencing life in the UK. Their visit forms the first leg of our French Exchange. The students had an amazing time and thought our school was wonderful. They were treated like kings and queens while staying with their host families. When they arrived, they were given a welcome breakfast at Starbucks. They then met with their partners and spent the rest of the day in lessons. > view full article

Gambian school visit: update

In February half-term a group of staff and governors from Sandringham (Anne Lyons, Sarah Hebb, Zorica Kovacevic and Chair of Governors, Lin Keen) spent a week in The Gambia, visiting our partner school, Farafenni Senior Secondary School, as part of the Connecting Classrooms link funded through the British Council.  > view full article

DofE Gold - first Wild Country training event

Eleven of our year 12 students and 2 staff set off early Friday morning for their first Wild Country DoE Gold training event, in preparation for their full Gold expeditions later in the year. This event used the Dark Peak area in Derbyshire as a first test of their ability to navigate through wild open terrain. Good luck everyone. > view full article

Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DoE) presentation evening

Over 70 students from year 11, 12 and 13 qualified for their DoE Awards last week, and celebrated this achievement with their parents at a special presentation evening in the Hall. Large numbers of students undertake the award each year and there are more students set to qualify over the coming weeks.  > view full article

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